Malawi VP Chilima pleads with DPP officials against castigations

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday appealed to ruling DPP party officials to stop castigating opposition members during rallies, saying Malawians are only interested in good governance and development.

Chilima: Against savage politics

Chilima: Against savage politics

He made the remarks on Sunday afternoon during a DPP political rally at Nyambadwe SchoolGround in Blantyre.

Chilima’s remarks come hot on the heels of continued bad mouthing by DPP officials on opposition politicians the latest case being in Thyolo during a rally which the Vice President did not attend.

During that rally, top DPP officials took turns to castigate the opposition, the academician, and the civil society on a number of issues.

But speaking at Ndirande rally on Sunday, Chilima said political castigations and mudslinging must stop and instead concentrate on serving the 16 million Malawians who voted for the party.

“Let us stop this kind of politics. Let us help the President govern and not castigate people. Let us serve the 16 million people of this country who voted for us,” said Chilima.

He also advised the DPP party gurus to stop responding to each and every attack from opposition parties, saying as a ruling party this is a time to be calm, focused and govern.

Chilima then appealed to all party and government officials to help President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika to run the country and spread development projects so that come 2019 people should give the party a landslide victory just like they did in 2009 when they were impressed by the late Bingu wa Mutharika.

“The works of the late Professor Bingu wa Mutharika spoke for him in 2009. We can do the same if we focus and get down to work and avoid politics of castigations,” said the VP who has been out of the limelight of late.

The VP, who used a number of proverbs in his speech, also cautioned what he called internal bickering and backbiting in the party.

He said some officials are distabilising the party with gossips and that if left unchecked things would worsen, warning that Njoka saweta (a snake is not a pet)

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika picked Chilima, a technocrat, as running mate in the 2014 elections.

Thousands of people attended the rally.

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The most sensible speech from a Malawian politician so far. This young man has shown guts and courage. If only there were more like him|


thus why i personally salute chilima cause he is really an intergrated man we need people like him

Sakhareya Nantapa

In a court of dogs a cat cannot win a case!Our Malawian Chilima is surrounded by evil minds and soon he will be isolated……all that those evil minds picked was that VP outshone the HE yet he meant well and reality…..unfortunately politics is not REALITY…..If you don’t castigate you aren’t politician favourite but VP you made us happy for once!




He is the wise one from the east. You can’t just ignore this guy


Though not a professor but mmh his speech powerful than our dubious professor


if malawian leaders will be like you surely we can develop

Malawians are only interested in good governance and development. THIS IS IT, PERIOD. At least there is some hope for reason within the leadership — very sincere advice coming from within. Some day, somebody just approached me and said “I did not know that Malawi is now the poorest country in the world”. I tell you, it was an embarrassing moment. Do these our political leaders know this, and do they think things can change for the better through castigating the opposition. We are in the 21st century and yet we continue to have people leading us with 14th century… Read more »

This is what we call wisdom and good thinking.


We don’t want dirty, ebola diseased, and ablution mouth in our DDP party. This crop MUST be fired immediately. Our party is development oriented not wide ebola mouth oriented

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